Damper - AustralianTraditional Home-made Bread

by - April 22, 2015


         Damper is a traditional Australian soda bread. It consists of a wheat flour, milk or water, baking powder and traditionally baked in the coals of a campfire.  It was normally eaten with dried or cooked meat or golden syrup or Honey.  This simple recipe dont need proofing time and very easy quick to make.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 30 minutes
Yield:  1 big damper bread or 2 medium size damper as shown in picture
Adapted from here

Ingredients
3 cups / 450grams self-raising flour or wheat flour 
A Pinch of salt
5 tbsp + 1 tsp / 80grams butter, chilled, cubed
3/4 cup / 185ml water

Method
Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Combine the flour and salt     in a large bowl.
2. Using stand mixer or your fingertips,  rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine       breadcrumbs.


3. Add the water to the flour mixture  and knead it in to soft dough, add 1-2 tablespoons extra water if     the mixture is a little dry. Continue to knead in stand mixer for 5 ~ 6 minutes or else use your             hand  to bring the mixture together and turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead       gently for 1- 2 minutes or until smooth.



4. Shape into an 18cm disc and place on tray. Use a sharp knife that has been dipped in flour to mark     8 wedges on top. 

Baking:

5. Dust the damper with a little extra flour and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the            damper is cooked through and sounds hollow when tapped on the base. Transfer to a wire rack for 5    minutes to cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature.



Australian Bread ~ Damper 


Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 30 minutes
Yield:  1 big damper bread or 2 medium size damper as shown in picture
Adapted from here

Ingredients
3 cups / 450grams self-raising flour or wheat flour ( see notes)
A Pinch of salt
5 tbsp + 1 tsp / 80grams butter, chilled, cubed
3/4 cup / 185ml water

Method
Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Combine the flour and salt     in a large bowl.
2. Using stand mixer or your fingertips,  rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine       breadcrumbs.
3. Add the water to the flour mixture  and knead it in to soft dough, add 1-2 tablespoons extra water if     the mixture is a little dry. Continue to knead in stand mixer for 5 ~ 6 minutes or else use your             hands      to bring the mixture together and turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead       gently for 1-     2 minutes or until smooth.
4. Shape into an 18cm disc and place on tray. Use a sharp knife that has been dipped in flour to mark     8 wedges on top.

Baking:
5. Dust the damper with a little extra flour and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the damper is cooked through and sounds hollow when tapped on the base. Transfer to a wire rack for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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13 comments

  1. What a simple, easy to make bread. Looks soft & yummy!!

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  2. What a beautiful crust!!! looks awesome!!

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  3. great recipe for yeast fearing folks..although i hve overcome my fear such recipes still o ffer a lot of relief

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  4. Looks perfect and a quick bread is always a boon.

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  5. Amazing learning lot of new breads.

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  6. Looks fantatic..I almost thought it was a pumpkin..:)

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  7. Wow rjis Australian bread looks too good . Bookmarking!

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  8. Damper with butter and jam, thats my favourite breakfast..

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  9. looks tempting and with a bowl of simple curry i m good to go!!!

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  10. Love the shape of the bread.

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  11. This is such an easy bread!! Love the shape too...

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